Walter Williams dead: US man who woke up in a body bag dies two weeks later
The 78-year-old woke up in the funeral home in late February as he was about to be embalmed
A man who was found alive in a body bag at funeral home when he was mistakenly pronounced dead, has died aged 78.
Walter Williams passed away at his home in Lexington, Mississippi at around 4:15 am on Thursday morning, according to Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard.
The elderly man died of natural causes, said Mr Howard.
Mr Williams's made headlines in February when he awoke as workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home in the US state were preparing to embalm him and he began to move.
Paramedics rushed him to hospital, and he was released a few days later.
“We got him into the embalming room, and we noticed his legs beginning to move, like kicking,” Howard told US TV netowkr CNN last month.
“He also began to do a little breathing.”
Doctors say a mix of medicines may have caused his vital signs to appear unresponsive.
Family members also said Mr Williams's pacemaker may have stopped working and then started again.
“Every case I do is a learning experience,” Howard told the US TV network.
When asked what the Williams case taught him, he replied: “That miracles can happen.”
"It was a two-week miracle for me, and I enjoyed every minute of it, and my family did too," Hester added.
- 1 Forget 'The Dress': Here are five of the biggest news stories you might have missed
- 2 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 3 Prince Harry leaving the armed forced to pursue conservation projects in Africa
- 4 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
Leonard Nimoy dead: Star Trek Spock actor dies after suffering lung disease
PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin, says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
White and gold or blue and black – what colour is the dress? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
Excellent Salary: Austen Lloyd: EXETER - A great new opportunity with real pot...
Excellent Salary: Austen Lloyd: EXETER - An outstanding senior opportunity for...
salary equal to £40K pro-rata: Sauce Recruitment: Are you available to start a...
£35000 - £40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Creative Front-End Developer - Claph...